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Forest Lawn’s Second Annual Muster In The Meadow Takes Place This Sunday!

By Nancy Cardillo:

Interested in Civil War history?  Want to learn more about the many connections Buffalo has to what some believe was the most important conflict in our country’s history?  Then stop by Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo on Sunday, May 29 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm for the second annual Muster In The Meadow, a day-long, family-friendly educational and entertaining event.  Admission is FREE and there’s FREE parking and shuttle service from Canisius College.

More than 300 re-enactors from across the U.S. and Canada will be on hand to offer exhibits, demonstrations, drills and more! 

You’ll have a chance to meet President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, President Millard Fillmore, Colonel Daniel D. Bidwell, Franklin Alberger (Buffalo’s mayor during the Civil War), Ely S. Parker, Harriet Tubman, Maria Love and others.

Join us for a parade, the re-dedication of the plaque honoring the 14 U.S. Colored Troop soldiers buried at Forest Lawn, a re-enactment of the mustering of the 49th NYVI (the public is welcome to participate), free horse and carriage rides and more – the day is full of events and activities the whole family will enjoy!

Visit for a full listing of the day’s events and activities. There’s so much happening at Forest Lawn!

Lead photo:  Michael Mandolfo


Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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